Elizabeth Bruenig is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. By Elizabeth Bruenig | The Washington Post The fate of conservative pundit Laura Ingraham's Fox News show is uncertain after a series of advertisers pulled their ads. Companies such as Bayer, Wayfair, Nestle, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson and several more either removed their ads or canceled plans to buyslots after Ingraham made a nasty quip about Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor David Hogg being rejected from a handful of colleges. On Twitter, Hogg called on Ingraham's advertisers to withdraw their support, and, perhaps thanks to the persuasion of his 738,000 Twitter followers, they have. The swiftness with which Ingraham has found herself in dire straits has left some perturbed. Commentators have raised concerns about the fairness of boycotts and the threat they pose to free speech; some conservatives have also attempted to initiate counter-boycotts of the companies that have parted ways with … [Read more...] about Laura Ingraham gets an economics lesson (Commentary)
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Comic Riffs Review Review Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Christopher Byrd by Christopher Byrd April 5 at 9:58 AM (Courtesy of Ubisoft) Far Cry 5Developed by: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft TorontoPublished by: UbisoftAvailable on: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One For over a decade, the Far Cry series has been known for sending players to locations that would seem exotic to all but the most globetrotting Westerner: the savannah, the tropics, the Himalayas. Even without placing too much stock in the political … [Read more...] about ‘Far Cry 5’ marries lightweight political commentary with serious fun
"As you see my segments are very clearly marked as commentary," says Boris Epshteyn Jon Levine, provided by Published 6:36 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Sinclair Political Analyst Defends ‘Must Run’ Commentaries on Local Stations, Bashes Rivals (Video) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump campaign staffer and current senior political analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group, struck back on Wednesday in the latest installment of his segment “Bottom Line With Boris.” Epshteyn’s commentary is a “must-run” segment on Sinclair-owned local news stations around the country. “In term of my analysis playing during your local news, as you see my segments are very clearly marked as commentary,” said Epshteyn. “The same cannot be said for cable and broadcast news hosts who inject their opinions and bias into news coverage all the time, … [Read more...] about Sinclair Political Analyst Defends ‘Must Run’ Commentaries on Local Stations, Bashes Rivals (Video)
Whether by way of “Saturday Night Live,” the Screen Actors Guild Awards or the “style stakes” of global summits, society has a lot to say about first ladies. From their visibility to their silence, their public stature to their panache, women in this distinct position are subject to a non-stop stream of intrigue, expectation and assessment.As a culture, we assume first ladies will manage precedents and public opinion within a very narrow margin of error. And that needs to change, especially as the role of first ladies is one without a rule book. For example, Melania Trump felt compelled to address her critics at a recent White House summit she hosted on cyberbullying and Internet safety.In stark contrast, whether looking to Dennis Thatcher, Sindre Finnes or Nicholas Robinson, first gentlemen have largely escaped the enduring critique of their female counterparts. Outside of the tongue-in-cheek coverage of Philip May’s suit selection in his first appearance … [Read more...] about GUEST COMMENTARY: Let first ladies breathe
President Trump recently waffled, fussed but finally signed into law a 2,200 page, $1.3 trillion omnibus budget law that will keep the government operating until September, provide substantial increases in military spending, support new cyber security initiatives and build a section of “the wall” that Trump considers essential to the nation’s security and prosperity.While doing all that and a lot more, the new law is expected to raise the 2019 deficit to $1 trillion, making the deficit the largest pool of red ink since World War II. Once again, we hear strong talk about doing what is necessary and important while silently asking unborn future taxpayers to pay our bills.As he complained mightily about the law’s size and omissions, the president pointed out that because of its length and last-minute rush to completion, so as to avoid a government shutdown, no one had time to read the complete act, and of course, he had not read it either.Is it strange the … [Read more...] about GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pass $1.3 trillion budget bills that no one has read?